Dynamo conjure up extra-time magic

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Crown Yeadon 3 Ilkley Dynamo 4 (aet)

A late extra-time winner put Dynamo through to the semi-final of the Senior League Cup after a competitive and entertaining game against Yeadon Crown.

Dynamo started on the front foot and did not relinquish that positive momentum during the early stages of the match.

They were the more prominent side thanks to a sustained period of pressure, aided by an outstanding contribution from Liam Hudson at the heart of the visitor's defence.

The hard-working Ben Cater was particularly effective as Dynamo continued to probe the home rearguard.

The breakthrough came when the strong running Luke Hudson tucked away the final ball, thanks to some speedy and impressive passing movements, to put Dynamo 1-0 ahead.

As tirelessly as Crown worked there was rarely a sense that they possessed the quality to trouble the visitors. Dynamos were in control and it was Dom Grimes, who was making a positive contribution to a fine team effort, who doubled the lead.

An admirably defiant home side battled hard and soon changed the complexion of the game. A low drive from the edge of the penalty area by Craig Wharrier pulled a goal back for the home.

Within minutes a rejuvenated Yeadon soon added another with a powerful shot by Tristan Holdsworth to level matters at 2-2.

Dynamo continued to produce a composed performance as they kept probing the home defence. Craig Bentham, who was prominent again at the heart of the action, produced a fine effort in the 88th minute to put Dynamo back in the lead at 3-2.

Late drama followed as Crown were awarded a last-minute penalty which Holdsworth hit home.

Dynamo played well in extra time and some fine midfield work from Ollie Blair found Dom Grimes, who made no mistake to score his second goal which sealed victory.

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